Publications

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Knowledge Centre in Manila or by email.

2008

  1. Decent work for all newsletter: Breaking the bondage of illiteracy

    01 August 2008

    In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, this issue features projects and stories about work with indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

  2. The quest to reclaim ancestral domains. A journey of hope: Implementing the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines. Volume 1

    15 July 2008

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) collaborated in producing this book, which aims at improving policy and decision-making of public and private governance institutions through developing empirical evidence of issues relevant to the indigenous peoples of the Philippines.

  3. Philippine labour market outcomes and scenarios: 2000-2015

    01 June 2008

  4. Decent work for all newsletter: Amending the Philippine Labor Code

    01 June 2008

    This issue includes messages and stories on eliminating child labour, challenges in ratifying ILO Convention 187 on occupational safety and health and the 2008 National Conference of Employers.

  5. Research study on best practices and implementation of the principles of ILO Convention No. 169

    10 March 2008

    The study is part of the case studies initiated by ILO documenting best practices for the implementation of the principles of ILO Convention No. 169. It focuses on the principles of the Convention on consultation and participation.

  6. Feasibility study of the electronic money remittance to extend social security coverage for migrant workers: The case of the Philippines

    01 March 2008

    This report studies the feasibility of electronic money remittance systems as a means of extending the social security coverage of migrant workers.

  7. Decent work for all newsletter: Getting out of the mud, helping typhoon survivors

    01 March 2008

    As 2008 got underway, the ILO implemented activities within the framework of the decent work agenda to promote employment, uphold rights, protect workers and practice social dialogue.

  8. Overseas Filipino workers and their impact on household employment decisions

    01 January 2008

    This short paper subjects to empirical examination the often cited concern that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their remittances cause moral hazard problems in the labour supply of their households. It finds that such is not the case.

  9. Overseas Filipino workers and their impact on household poverty

    01 January 2008

    This paper examines whether the outflow of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) has resulted in poverty reduction, particularly for the migrants' families.

  10. Can low-income countries afford basic social security?

    01 January 2008

    This paper compliments the existing Issues in Social Protection Discussion papers series and the Extension of Social Security series published by the Social Security Department by making available a comprehensive set of information tools.

2007

  1. Progress report/Final report

    31 December 2007

    The overall project objective is to contribute to enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples in the context of self-reliance to protect their rights and to take the initiative to reduce poverty in their midst within the framework of the development and protection of their ancestral domain.

  2. An analysis of the situation of Filipino domestic workers

    14 December 2007

    The ILO promotes decent work for all, including those employed in households. Its Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work adopted in 1998, obligates member States to respect, promote and realize freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour, the effective abolition of child labour, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

  3. Strengthening social protection for ASEAN migrant workers through social security agreements

    10 December 2007

    This report on strengthening social protection for ASEAN migrant workers through the conclusion of social security agreements is part of the ILO's Asian Regional Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration, financed by the European Commission.

  4. Nurturing the earth, nurturing life. The road to empowerment: Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act. Volume 2

    10 December 2007

    Indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines experience poverty, marginalization, and discrimination. They are a significant target group for the International Labour Organization (ILO) under its Decent Work Country Programme.

  5. Implementation of the labour standards enforcement framework in the Philippines

    14 November 2007

    The study aims to review the experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of Labour Standard Enforcement Framework (LSEF) in the Philippines.

  6. Social protection expenditure and performance review in the Philippines

    06 November 2007

    The report is an attempt to take stock of all social protection interventions employed in the country and assess their performace in terms of costs and coverage.

  7. Lifelong learning in the Philippines

    26 October 2007

    Lifelong learning is defined by the ILO as "all learning activities undertaken throughout life for the development of competencies and qualifications" where "competencies" cover the knowledge, skills, and know-how applied and mastered in a specific context, and "qualifications" mean a formal expression of the vocational or professional abilities of a worker which is recognized at international, national or sectoral levels.

  8. Decent work for all newsletter: Measuring progress towards better and decent jobs in the Philippines

    01 October 2007

    Governments, workers and employers in the Asia Pacific region committed to intensify efforts up to 2015 to attain decent work for all in the region. This issue introduces the Philippine Labor Index (PLI), designed to gauge progress and gaps in achieving decent work.

  9. Generate your business (GYB) idea: Philippine edition

    28 September 2007

    At a time when the public and the large-scale enterprise sector's capabilities to create new jobs fall short of the need for productive and fruitful employment, it is clear that most future jobs will be created in the small-scale enterprises.

  10. Old ways, new challenges. The road to empowerment: Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act. Volume 1

    16 July 2007

    Indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines experience poverty, marginalization, and discrimination. They are a significant target group for the International Labour Organization (ILO) under its Decent Work Country Programme.